Welcome to Year 6

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 6

As the last year in primary school, we are really important! This is the year where we take on more responsibility and become a member of a subject team – our opinions and ideas are vital to the development of our school. As the oldest children in the school we lead by example in all that we do from our behaviour to our learning. Of course, we will be ready to relish the challenge of KS2 SATs at the end of the year!

What we’re learning: English and maths - 2023-2024!


Year 6 Launchpads 2023-2024

Writing 2023-2024

Year 6 Writing 1

Year 6 Writing 2

Art 2023-2024

Year 6 Art Skills

Year 6 Artists

Year 6 Art Progression

Science 2023-2024

Year 6 Physics – Light Year 6

Physics – Electricity

Year 6 Biology – Evolution & Inheritance

Year 6 Biology – Living Things and their Habitats

DT & Computing 2023-2024

Year 6 DT

Year 6 Computing

RSE & Online Safety 2023-2024

Year 6 RSE

Year 5 & 6 Online Safety

Geography 2023-2024

Year 5:6 Map skills and knowledge

Year 6 – How can we improve TMS grounds before we leave the school?

Year 6 – Are Cornish Companies truly Cornish?

Year 6 – Is global warming a bad thing?

Year 6 – How do volcanoes and earthquakes impact humans?

History 2023-2024

Year 6  – What did the Golden Age of Islam and the Dark Ages of Europe have in common? 


Homelearning & Spellings - how to support your child at home

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

Homelearning grids 2023-2024

Homelearning Year 6 Autumn 1 2023

Each week, we will set your child 2 pages of learning from each book (the timetable will be emailed out on Monday 30th October for the term). We understand that the children and yourselves lead busy lives, but it will really support their journey in year 6 if they could complete these. The home learning is given out on a Monday and will be marked in school the following Monday. It is important that the children do NOT complete more than is expected as we will not have covered those topics in school yet.


The children can still complete home learning from the home learning sheet emailed home each term, but we appreciate that this may be slightly more difficult.

We appreciate that for some children these books may be a little tricky. Please, just encourage your child to complete whatever they can independently.

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team.


Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

We encourage children to read at home every night, either to themselves or to an adult, whichever is appropriate. We also believe it is important that children are read to frequently – it helps develop their language skills, and gives them quality, calm time with a family member whilst enjoying a book.

In KS2 your child is able to bring 2 books home from school – one book banded book and one sharing book (fiction or nonfiction). We encourage you to share these books with your children, ask them questions about what they have read and discuss stories with them



Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

Statutory spelling list for Years 3 and 4

Statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6


Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.

Spelling Menu

Times table Menu


This year’s residential - LONDON - 21st-23rd May 2024

Year 6 News